This is a wonderfully written commentary on curiosity vs. conclusion. Excellent points made all around.
Originally posted on entropy: the other constant:
My older sister said something about my pragmatism the other day. Any time someone calls me pragmatic, I start blushing and getting giddy. Call me pretty and I roll my eyes. Call me pragmatic and the cockles of my heart are liable to burst into flame, they get so warm.
I had to look it up, by the way. A idiomatic statement probably referring to the way mollusks open up in the warming-up part of getting cooked. Cheerful.
Digression aside, I’ve been running into this curiosity vs. judgement dichotomy a lot recently. Every time it comes up, I have to side with curiosity as being the more helpful, pragmatic approach.
A work example. My current boss is in my top three favorite bosses ever. She’s smart, she’s strategic, and she’s canny. My favorite kind of lady. We have an intern. A smart kid from Chicago with a broad mid-western accent…
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